IIWR-MB hosted a “parallel event” during the  Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63) at the United Nations: “YOUTH SPEAK OUT: Canada’s Social Protection Systems” . The focus of the panel reflected the CSW63’s priority theme: Social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.

In 2019, IIWR-MB sent 30 people to the Commission on the Status of Women in New York, the largest delegation to date.

Below you will find reports on the experiences of the delegates, information on the delegates and materials produced in preparation for their attendance.

 

Thanks to National Council of Women of Canada, and the Canadian Voice of Women for Peace for including IIWR-MB members in their delegation, as each accredited NGO can only register a maximum of 20 delegates.

Delegation Membership

Representation

The delegation included individuals and representatives from the following organizations: The Institute for International Women’s Rights – Manitoba (IIWR-MB); The University of Winnipeg Global College; Ma Mawi Chi Itata Centre Inc.; Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Inc. (MKO); Grand Council Treaty 3; the Southern Chiefs Organization Inc. (SCOINC); The Office of Senator Marilou McPhedran; Canadian Women 4 Women Afghanistan (MB); Operation Ezra; and NorWest Community Coop.

Delegates

  • Ashley Daniels
  • Brittany McIntosh
  • Chief Deb Smith
  • Mia Ryder
  • Jamileh Naso
  • Jenny Lay
  • Chantell Barker
  • Chief Karen Batson
  • Debbie Lipscombe
  • Erika Vas
  • Hilda Anderson-Pyrz
  • Mariam Omar
  • Chief Kathy Kishiueb
  • Kelvin Lynleg
  • Grand Chief Garrison Settee
  • Wes Huner
  • Caitlin Thomas
  • Darci Todoruk
  • Cassie Kupfer
  • Micaela Crighton
  • Ayat Mneina
  • Darryl Zuend
  • Noelle Sagher
  • Shayne Bloomfield-Wong
  • Teruni Walaliyadde
  • Tyler Andrade
  • Krysten Anderson

Bursaries

Mia Ryder, Shayne Bloomfield-Wong, Micaela Crighton, Darci Todoruk, Caitlin Thomas, Noelle Sagher, and Darryl Zuend (not pictured) all received bursaries, totaling $3,200 to cover some of the costs associated with attending the meetings of the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations. Dr. Jan Stewart, Director, Global College, and Nancy Cosway, CoChair IIWR-MB presented the cheques, along with Teruni Walalayadde, Lead for the IIWR-MB delegation.

IIWR-MB awarded 7 Citizenship Bursaries for University of Winnipeg’s Global College students attending CSW63.

Parallel Event Panel

Panelists

Moderator: Kim Fontaine, Program Coordinator Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre

Panelists

  • Jenny Lay, MKO
  • Ashley Daniels, Youth Chief, SCO
  • Jamileh Naso, Operation Ezra
  • Brittany McIntosh, NorWest Co-op

Photos and bios on the Panelists and the Moderator pdf (Here) .

Press Release, March 1, 2019 pdf (Here)

Youth Speak Out:

Canada’s Social Protection Systems

The Panel was recorded and streamed live.  

View the Presentation here.

Panel Members with supporters.

Reports and Views on the Commission

Blogs Written by Participants

See posts written during the Session by IIWR-MB Delegates